Cape Town and Johannesburg: Day 4

Finally we woke up to the information that the cableway to Table Mountain is open. Luckily they have that information on their webpage, so you don’t have to go all the way to Table Mountain to find out.

What we did is that we walked again to the Hop On Hop Off office and bought both, a ticket for the bus and tickets for Table Mountain. When we got there, there was a longer line of people, who haven’t bought the ticket and a bit shorter line for people with tickets. We actually had a family, who stood with us in line and tried to buy tickets online on the spot, but for some reason they weren’t able to do so and had to move to the other line, so maybe there are some sort of restrictions. If you have bought the tickets online, you don’t need to print them, there were a lot of people with tickets on their phone and they were scanned without any problems.

It took us about an hour to reach the cableway, so there is a wait even if you buy tickets beforehand. By no means you have to use the cableway, you can always hike up, but it will take at least two hours to do so. Also you have to make sure that you also manage to get down before sunset. Us, not being such hiking enthusiasts, didn’t even consider that option. 😀

The cableway was really cool as it was rotating, so it doesn’t matter which spot you get. Make sure that there is no pole blocking the view and you will see everything and can take good photos.

Table Mountain

On the top it was very windy and chilly, so sweater was a lifesaver. Only on top I understood why the cableway was closed even though it seemed that there seemed to be very little wind. So I recommend that you don’t leave the visit until the last day because you never know whether the cableway is open or not.

View from Table Mountain
View into Cape Town from Table Mountain
View from Table Mountain
Dassies at Table Mountain
Table Mountain
View from Table Mountain
View from Table Mountain
Table Mountain
Table Mountain
Table Mountain

We spent about an hour on top. There are beautiful views in every direction and a lot of people were balancing on edges to get nice selfies, which was a bit unnerving. 🙂

After that we took the Hop On Hop Off bus to V&A Waterfront and had a light lunch again at Market at the Wharf. These were Hungarian pancakes, which I’ve never heard of, but they were delicious.

Market at the Wharf

After lunch we went to visit the Planetarium, which was located near our hotel. As far as museums and planetariums go, this one was not good. Some plastic animals, rocks and some screens with info. Maybe kids can spend some time there, but for two adults the planetarium was super boring. At least the tickets were really cheap.

In the evening we had booked a table at a pinchos place called Fork Restaurant. The place itself was more like a bar, but the food was once again very good. We shared five dishes and two desserts and they all were really tasty.

Fork Tapas

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